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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
humanitarian consequences of the crisis. and so, some of them were working for the red cross at that time, and they were not in a capacity to bear witness and to testify because of the nutrality mandate of the red cross. >> uh-huh. >> they decided to create their own organization to go back and provide medical assistance and bear witness, which led to the creation of an organization that has, throughout its history, tried to combine -- [ indiscernible ] bearing witness with medical relief. >> okay, so you have this great idea, and it sounds -- it looks like the kind of thing we would all like to say i wish the better part of myself will say yes, i will go do this. it's another thing to actually show up. did you recruit? did they recruit doctors? did doctors clamor to do? this? how tough was it to get the people on board to get on the plane and go there and do the help? >> you know, it's been a gradual process, of course, and the organization 40 years ago was much smaller than it is today. today, we have 27,000, as we speak, 27,000 people, colleagues providing medical assistance. >> u
CW
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
stuff like that? >> you don't want to buy stuff you will toss at the end of the season. it is a wasteful time of year for americans. between thanksgiving and christmas there is 20% more waste. >> aren't we the most wasteful planet in the world, anyway? >> yes. and during the holiday seven we have 20 more tons of landfill material per week during the holiday season. >> yes. if you put your live tree in a certain place, they pick it up, recycle it and use it another way. >> they will either mulch it or otherwise. >> perfect. let's talk about the perfect gift. calendars, obviously? >> yes. >> and a magazine subscription? i am not splitting a box or wrapping paper around it. i am not sending it, doing it online or using gas. there is paper in the magazine? >> yes. but the sierra magazine comes free with your sierra club membership which starts at $15. so, your membership in the sierra club goes toward supporting all our efforts and environmental issues and you can also get the magazine online. >> you can get an eversion? >> yes. i feel a little conflicted as a journalist saying that
CW
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
issues. i can't help looking at the whole thing and saying how could we have prevented it. could the person who perpetrate this had crime have been helped. could we have been more active. this isn't the first time i think this is worst one we have seen, but this isn't the first time. we need to really ask how we take care of the people among us who are ill. i was traveling in africa and asked one of the young men who was our guide, why are there no homeless people on the street? said we would never let a member of our family be on the street. i said how do we take that home is this. >> i don't profess to have all the answers. so, let me be clear. i think we all have individual answers. what we need to do individually and collectively as a society. so, i think there are things that we should do individually when we see someone in pain. >> yes. and there are people around all of us right now in pain, right where we are. >> yes. a lot of pain. there are things we can do collectively as a society that our congress can do, that our senate can do. >> what are things we can do close to home
CW
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
we're a compact at group of folks who, for close to 50 years now, it will be 50 next year, have tried to make sure that we have been courageous with people so they can become courageous. and that they can also affirm themselves and become those who are strong and who are moving out of the cycles of poverty. >> oh. >>> and we could not do it without friends like you. >> that's right. >> and who let our work be known. thank you. >> we're glad you come here to let people know and how they can help and they can give a little bit. it adds up after awhile. and let's talk about the needs right now. we heard a recent study saying that poverty levels are up because more people are trying to make ends meet. they may noton the street, but at home, an issue of whether or not we're going to have a meal or pay the rent or the mortgage in some cases s critical. >> that's right. >> and we're see manager people in need of medical -- here. and emotional support. seeing more violence and so our women's center is seeing more women who are in need of recovery. >> uh-huh. >> and support. >> yeah. >> and ou
CW
Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
husband died. >> uh-huh. >> she started to decline mentally. >> yeah. >> and she was out at a retirement, assisted lying and thought that is where she would live out her days. >> for sure. >> it was -- didn't work like that. she didn't hear well and handy heard well since her 30s, and she started to, you know, not be able to function and realize how much he was covering for her, her husband. >> yes. >> and she was wandering the grounds at night and i was getting calls. it was really bad. >> so you brought her back to new york and i don't know fortuitously or a miracle, something, the place across the hall from where you lived in new york, where you relocated from mill valley, the second home other than italy back and forth, that opened up and your kids were able to help. max and allison, right? >> yeah. >> how did that work out? it's hard to care for an elderly parent. >> it's been working out extremely well. our daughter cooks for her mom, she's a private chef and cooks for my mom every week. my aidses are fantastic, they love her, she loves them and she's feeling secure and
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